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Sky Sports apologise after Sheffield derby outrage as crowd noise played over the Last Post

Fans have been left outraged after they believe Sky Sports played looped crowd noise over a performance of the Last Post prior to kick-off in the Sheffield Derby.

The trumpet call, which is used to commemorate those who died at war, was also followed by a minute’s silence.

The tribute was made ahead of Armistice Day, which is on Sunday 11 November.

Sky Sports viewers however didn’t hear the trumpet, instead only receiving the chants and ambiance of fans.

One Wednesday fan, who was listening to game on iFollow, claimed there wasn’t a single sound from the crown during the Last Post.

The Last Post being performed at Bramall Lane

Laura Jones tweeted: “Listening to # SteelCityDerby on iFollow and there wasn’t a sound during the Last Post or minutes silence. Sky are the worst.”

Another viewer posted: “Why are Sky playing crowd noise over the Last Post? F****** disrespectful.”

Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday players pay their respects
The tributes were made ahead of Armistice Day

Sky Sports have issued an apology, putting the problem down to a “technical error”.

A statement read: “We are aware that some viewers experienced audio issues during the playing of the Last Post prior to the Sheffield derby, we apologise unreservedly for this regrettable technical error.”

Clubs across the country will continue to pay their respects this weekend, with many shirts including the poppy and teams holding periods of remembrance before matches.

On the field, Cameron Dawson was the hero as Wednesday kept a first clean sheet of the season, in a goalless draw.

The boyhood Wednesday fan made a fine penalty stop from David McGoldrick to earn his side a share of the spoils.

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